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The GOP's Immigration Mess

retire05 Wrote: Jan 26, 2013 10:49 AM
Illegal immigration is a bane on society. No other nation is as tolerant as we are of law breakers. The benefit (which you seem to think is an increased work force) does not offset the cost. And I find it ironic you did not address the problem of chain migration. So we give some kid who was brought here at age 5 a pass, but then due to chain migration, his parents are given a pass, his older brother, who is now a L.A. MS-13 gangbanger, gets a pass, his uncle, who has previously been ordered to deport, a pass.

On Saturday I will be debating Mark Kirkorian on immigration policy before the National Review Institute.

I am a "wet," on the topic. Have been since I opposed California's proposition 187 in 1994.

Mark, the executive director of the Center for Immigration Studies, is a "dry."

Here's the interesting thing about out "debate," to be moderated by National Review's Jim Geraghty: Even if one or the other of us succeeds in persuading everyone in the room of our point of view, it doesn't matter. Not a lick. The GOP is branded as an anti-immigrant party, especially with voters under 30, the...